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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the author do in Chapter 52?
2. Who is Jane Sellers?
3. What is Heliopolis known as?
4. What is the term for the gravity of the sun and planets exerting influence on the Earth's elliptic orbit?
5. What is the height to perimeter ratio of the Great Pyramid the same as?
Short Essay Questions
1. Was Jane Sellers correct about the key astronomical numbers playing minor roles in the Osiris myths?
2. What is the obliquity of the ecliptic?
3. What is eccentricity?
4. Explain why seasons occur in different hemispheres.
5. In Chapter 38, how did the Egyptians manage to drill through granite without the necessary tools?
6. What explains the fluctuations in Egyptian agriculture, as explored in Chapter 46?
7. What did the ancient Egyptians mean when they believed the Sphinx guarded the "Splendid Place at the Beginning of All Time"?
8. Is Hancock's message in Chapter 52 justified, based on the book as a whole?
9. In Chapter 36, which explanation for the pyramids with empty coffins is the most plausible?
10. What message did Hancock wish to send to mankind in Chapter 52?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What did Hancock learn about the Nazca people and their beliefs and values, based on the permanent drawings in the desert they left behind for posterity?
Essay Topic 2
Describe how the Mayan calendar predicts the end of the world in 2012, and many other ancient myths contain a similar warning. What did Hancock think we should do with this information?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 32, the author posed the theory that the convergence of global myths and ancient stories throughout the Earth is evidence of a common author. How did he characterize this author?
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